US embassy in Iraq ‘stormed’ by protesters angry at air strikes on militia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFires were set next to the walls of the embassy compound by angry demonstrators Protesters angered by recent US air strikes on an Iran-backed Iraqi militia have reportedly broken into the US embassy compound in Baghdad.US forces are said to have fired tear gas to disperse a…

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Media captionFires have been set subsequent to the partitions of the embassy compound by way of offended demonstrators

Protesters angered by way of fresh US air moves on an Iran-backed Iraqi military have reportedly damaged into the United States embassy compound in Baghdad.

US forces are mentioned to have fired tear gasoline to disperse a crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is within the closely fortified Inexperienced Zone.

One of the most guard towers was once additionally it appears set alight.

A minimum of 25 combatants died when the United States bombed bases related to Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria on Sunday.

The United States mentioned it was once retaliating for a rocket assault on an Iraqi army base in Kirkuk on Friday that killed an American civilian contractor.

Iraqi Top Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi mentioned the air moves had violated his nation’s sovereignty and would drive it to study its members of the family with the United States.

Kataib Hezbollah’s commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, warned that the military’s reaction “can be very tricky at the American forces in Iraq”.

Iran described the assaults as a “transparent instance of terrorism”.